Ashurst has 28 offices throughout 16 countries, making its international operations among the strongest in the world. Approximately 1,700 lawyers – more than 400 of them partners – bring insight, innovation, and deep expertise to their general practice, regularly advising corporations, financial institutions, and governments.
The energy, resources, and infrastructure sectors remain among the pillars of the firm's legacy and business model. To meet their demanding requirements, 200-plus lawyers make up the energy and resources department. Customer service is of the utmost importance to the firm. Its attorneys' counsel and expertise is frequently enlisted due to the consistent and accessible quality of service. The group has a proven track record to boot. Ashurst attorneys are highly knowledgeable and well versed in issues regarding upstream oil and gas, pipelines, LNG, refining and petrochemicals, power, renewables, water, nuclear, and mining, among others.
Geoffrey Picton-Turbervill leads the firm's global energy team. Working primarily out of Dubai and London, he has more than 20 years of experience in the international energy industry. His current practice is primarily concerned with the oil and gas sector, although, more broadly, he is in demand for his UK and international energy work, including mergers and acquisitions, greenfield projects, and commercial agreements. Additionally, Picton-Turbervill is active all over the world. Outside of Europe, he is often involved in affairs regarding the Middle East, North Africa, and India. This has included his integral role in establishing Ashurst's presence in Dubai.
Also in London, Ronnie King is an undeniable force within the power and energy and insurance sectors. He serves as head of the international arbitration group and is particularly known for his experience in multijurisdictional litigation including "forum shopping" and anti-suit injunctions. Due to his professional prowess and history of success, he is consistently recognized by the world's leading law journals and various other publications.
On an international scale, several partners also deserve acknowledgement, as Ashurst employs only top-tier talent. Asia managing partner Matthew Bubb works from the Singapore office and is particularly active advising entities on major infrastructure projects in the power, oil, gas, water, petrochemical, mining, transportation, health, and education sectors. Tokyo-based Rupert Burrows demonstrates exemplary skills in overseas infrastructure projects in the electricity, oil and gas, and chemicals sectors. Burrows has been a part of the country's legal scene for more than a decade.
Lastly, in Brisbane, Australia, Paul Newman is known for his considerable experience working with clients in the energy and resources sector. Beginning in the early 1990s, the partner has been involved with some of the most note-worthy transactions and projects in the field. Accordingly, the leading legal publications rank him among the finest attorneys in the world. Newman has acted on a number of issues, including the acquisition and disposal of energy facilities and businesses, electricity connection and retail agreements, and regulatory compliance programs as related to the electricity sector.
Due to the overall strength of Ashurt and its outstanding attorneys, who display nothing but the soundest capabilities in their profession, the firm is a powerhouse in the energy field as well as outside of it. It goes almost without saying that their innovative approach, devotion to clients, attention to detail, relentless efforts, and proven track record of success make the firm commendable for its work in Europe – and beyond.